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Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #1:


Communicating with a person with dementia can be daunting. But I feel more confident after putting a few simple techniques into practice… As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #1:2018-10-16T12:16:09+00:00

Community-based dementia support gets a lottery boost


The University of Worcester has been awarded a major grant from the National Lottery to support people and families living with dementia across the UK. The University’s Association for Dementia Studies has been awarded a £587,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, to develop its Meeting Centres Support Programme. Originating in the Netherlands, the ‘Meeting [...]

Community-based dementia support gets a lottery boost2018-10-16T11:01:29+00:00

Our latest free course for carers of people living with dementia


Our free dementia communications course for carers is coming to Sale in November. The Empowered Conversations course, takes a different approach to communication in dementia care that is designed to help people living with dementia and their carers to find ways to stay connected, handle emotional stress and navigate the day together. [...]

Our latest free course for carers of people living with dementia2018-10-09T09:40:54+00:00

Other News Test


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Other News Test2018-09-26T13:56:44+00:00

A-dressing dementia


How clothing can turn into conversations with loved ones living with dementia. When caring for my mother in the later stages of her dementia, my sister and I instinctively knew that her appearance still mattered for her self-esteem, dignity and identity. She had always been a stylish and [...]

A-dressing dementia2018-09-25T09:48:56+00:00

International Friendship Day – 30th July


Being a good friend to someone affected by dementia International Friendship Day on 30th July celebrates the very best pals that stick with you through thick and thin. Maintaining a friendship when one of you is living with dementia – or caring for someone with dementia - can make even the most established friendships [...]

International Friendship Day – 30th July2018-09-25T09:52:24+00:00

Dementia Action Week


Small Actions, Big Impact from a Salford Social Enterprise this Dementia Action Week! More than 400 people across Greater Manchester – from family members to professional carers – have attended a training course to improve how they communicate with people with dementia. The Empowered Conversation communications training course – developed by [...]

Dementia Action Week2018-05-22T14:08:16+00:00

Review Published


Reviewing Communication Training for Carers of People living with Dementia Beliefs We believe that communication is central to relationships and this is the focus of Empowered Conversations workshops.   We believe taking the time to reflect on the way we communicate can help us to stay connected to loved ones living with [...]

Review Published2017-12-12T15:47:05+00:00

Do you understand?


Today’s Dementia Diary is written by Empowered Conversations Business development manager, Maxine Horne. Find out more about Maxine here. Sally eyed me with suspicion and then changed to a look of despair or disappointment. She was at the end of her tether living with both her own health difficulties in older age plus [...]

Do you understand?2017-12-04T10:20:10+00:00